Quel Coincidence!

This is today's quote-of-the-day over there --->
Sunshine is delicious,
Rain is refreshing,
Wind braces us up,
Snow is exhilarating,
There's really no such thing as bad weather,
Only different kinds of good weather.
Today's run took place in -5º windchill (actual air temp was in the low teens).  Brrr...but it was kind of nice to be able to ditch the YakTrax.  It had snowed some and I wasn't sure what the conditions would be on most of the route I took so I wore them...but after a mile yanked them off.  Looks like I may be able to run without the aid of traction devices for the next couple of days, too--yay!  Perhaps I can pull out my beloved NB 902s...lightweight performance shoes sure will be a nice change of pace from the heavy/stiff/clunky trail shoes that I have been stuck wearing for weeks on end.

The endless snowy/cold/gray weather has taken a toll on my motivation, unfortunately.  Saturday a local running buddy and I had a chance to run together for about the first time in a month.  I had been wanting to go 6-7 miles, but after 5 was done.  And that morning it was tempting to cancel altogether.  Not quite sure how I'm going to tolerate an entire Winter of this crap when it's not even technically Winter and I'm already burned-out on the weather.  And laundry...ugh, that is perhaps the worst part.  I feel like all I do is wash load after load of sweaty, smelly layers. :(

It probably doesn't help that I also hit my mileage goal (1500 miles) for the year late last week.  Now anything I run is gravy.  It's easy to feel like I can get lazy...but the scale is reminding me that NOW is not the time to cut back on miles...not when I seem to be ingesting more calories than I burn. :p

We've spent the last couple of days rearranging the house a bit.  Now both computers and a little work station for Dane are all in the same room.  The dining room table is now actually IN the dining room...so the table more-or-less swapped spots with DH's computer area.  This works nicely.  Now I can shoot rubber bands at my hubby's head when he's playing his computer games! ;)

I also put up our Christmas tree with some trepidation.  Last year it was up and 10 minutes later had been disassembled and put back in box.  Baby kitty (Chase, aka green-eyed monster) was about 7 months old and instantly set eyes on said tree as a big, green, illuminated toy.  Today he spent a few minutes making eyes at the tree as a toy, again, but after a few "NO" commands in my most menacing growl he understood that artificial tree ≠ toy.  I have a feeling that we would not be so lucky with a live tree, though.

So looks like we can decorate the tree this time around--yay!  We've also moved the tree from it's traditional place in the living room to the wide doorway between dining area and computer/office area.  The spot in the living room was nice, but right now we use that spot to store my aerobic step and risers...useful for when I decide I want to do a workout that involves the step and for a spot to sit while putting on and taking off shoes.


  1. I don't know how you guys run in the winter there Kirsten- Wow- kudos to you for not cancelling and getting out there!!!

  2. I want to watch you run tomorrow afternoon or Sat assuming we get the predicted snowfall... can you say snowshoeing?! :)